Note 7 Review – The Battery, The Life and The Screen

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The note 7 is the hottest smartphone right now. And I’m not talking about the battery, which overheats and causes fires in people’s homes. I’m talking about the phones itself. With it’s absolutely gorgeous 5.7 inch display, an AMOLED cover and a QHD resolution, it all makes together a really nice package. So let’s get into it, shall we?

Display

So first off let’s talk about that gorgeous screen. As you can guess, this is one of my favoruite features on the note 7 as the screen is something to behold. The AMOLED display allows it to have a fantastic contrast ratio of actually infinite, and this is not the dynamic contrast ratio; this is the normal contrast ratio. Dynamic contrast ratio is really a marketing speak as it doesn’t truly represent the difference between the contrast of the pixels. But in AMOLED’s case, infinite is a real number as you can selectively have certain pixels off in the display. Completely off. No tricks, foolery, marketing, just straight up off pixel on a lit display. I guess you can say that the display is pretty lit though too.

S-Pen

The reason the note is called the note and not the larger s7 edge plus deluxe. The spen is a pretty useful feature and you can potentially use it a lot. You can draw with it, select some things, use it when your hands are covered in gloves, and many other good benefits. Talking about your hands covered in gloves that are also a problem if you’re trying to use the fingerprint sensor with it. No worries as the built in fantastic iris scanner will do the job for it. But more on the scanner below. For now, what you need to know about the spen is that it’s pretty good and even if you don’t have a use for it, the big screen and the nice design of the phone is worth it.

Iris Scanner

You can’t just pump out a new flagship device without some gimmick. The gimmick before was the IR sensor or the air gesture sensor, both of which were alright. But the iris sensor is the real deal and it is actually a pretty solid addition to the Samsung galaxy line. The curved edges are nice but to be honest I’m not a fan of them as they tend to crack much easier and there are no proper full size screen protectors made of lass for the curved display’s as they’re much harder to manufacture as opposed to the flat display. But regardless of the curve, the screen looks fantastic. Back to the iris sensor, the bad things about it is that it takes 2 seconds to unlock your phone a supposed to the fingerprint sensor which is less than a second. In today’s world anything over a second longer to do the same task is not worth it considered by the majority of the people. Which is a shame as it’s pretty sick to open your phone by having your retina, just like those sick James Bond movies. We’re truly living in the future folks, the future is now here.

CPU & GPU

Pretty standard stuff here. Snapdragon 820 which is pretty garbage as it has a locked bootloader and the exynos 9928 which is a much better option. Both are best in class and are identical to the s7 and s7 edge.

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Conclusion:

Well, the note 7 is definitely a very solid phone that you might want to use while you’re out on your daily activities. And don’t worry about the batteries overheating as that tends to be a very specific and isolated problem which is rare to occur to you.

Is This the End Of Payphones?

The payphone. A, what was once considered a necessity in daily people lives, now is an obsolete piece of metal on the side of the street. You still see some remains of payphones but they are mostly being replaced. Those that aren’t just shows that it’s not worth even wasting any money replacing those big pieces of hunking metals.

But are they really that useless? I still believe there are some good reasons as to why payphones should still be around. For one, payphones allow you to call people. And calling people is important as you can’t really connect with someone over text. Sure, it is much better to talk to them in person but to be honest talking on the phone is till way ahead of texting. Have you seen the Key and Pele short on texting siblings? That’s how I feel like when I am texting so I understand the need to payphones to still exist.

Back in my day, the good old days before the rise of payphones and the meteoric descries of the skies you can easily see the cries of the outlast’s eyes. More importantly the importance of the key lies in the fact that it is absolutely and insufferably eloquent enough for the average layperson to consider.

The payphones are a simple concept. You drop some pennies in, you wait a bit and you call your mother your gather or even your siblings. If you’re feeling frisky you might even call your crush. Just do it. There’s no shame in being rejected, there’s only shame in not taking action. I get that rejection is basically like feeling pain in accordance to the research of the scientists back in Oxford University.

They ran fMRI scans to find out if being embarrassed actually causes one to feel the same emotions as pain and it does. The same brain regions are activated in both people and it was quite a shocking study to say the least. The most important thing that we learn from this is the fact that you sometimes just have to go for it cause otherwise you’ll just stall there your whole life and die lonely. The pain is ein evitable but the pain of rejection is meaningless compared to the pain of regret. Regrets foil over us all and it is important to realize that we will experience it at some point in our life but at least try to reduce the amount of it that you feel.

In the end, I feel that payphones have come close to ending. Their era has come, stayed and passed. They have served their job extravagantly and now they need to be laid in peace and to rest. Goodbguy payphone my old friend, it was nice seeing you here again. Through the life and the hope indeed, the payphone will flourish once again in the sea. As it lies dead and broken on the side of the street, you can almost hear it weep, so go up to the closest payphone in a sweep and mourn it in silence and meep.

Some Payphone Facts

Welcome back and let’s talk about some payphone facts. Payphones still play a crucial role in some very few people’s lives so let’s talking about them.

There are still roughly half a million payphones in the United States. Those numbers are quite something aren’t they?

The first public coin phone or as they are most commonly known, payphones, was installed in 1889. Damn that’s so far ago, that was before World War 1 and 2. I wonder if the war forces could call each other through it. I can imagine the conversation going like: Yo! What’s up? Something came in the mail for you What Something came in the mail I said For me? Who is this? This is me, ur brother The package contains …..deez nuts! Ha, got em! *hangs up*But in all seriousness, the phones have existed for quite some time now and even the archaeological artifacts have progressed validly through their existence.

It costs roughly 25 to 50 cents for a local call. You can pay via coins, credit card, amex, debit card, cold hard cash, mastercard, visa, credits, check, cheque, and various other forms of payment. Maybe even western union once we get the deal with the Westeros settled in the near future.

Using payphones is still cheaper than using prepaid phone cards and that is another cool little fact about the payphone industry that you may not have known back in the day before you read our amazing blog. We work hard to bring you the best goofs and gaffs, laughs and coughs and news regarding the aging, but still alive, payphone association.If you lets say make around 100 calls a month, this equals out to around 25$. That’s alright I suppose but I’d rather carry a smartphone with me to be honest with you since smartphones allow you to do so many more things with it. Like you can browse the web, text, play games, use them in VR headsets and much more. Additionally they double up as a gps, a camera and a voice recorder all in one. You can blast them and use them like speakers as well in addition to using them with your car via the included bluetooth.

No need to worry though, payphones contains their own benefits too but most of those are for the elderly. The elderly are more clunkier with smartphones and don’t really know how to “work them” since they are so complicated. Which is kind of odd seeing as even 3 year olds can handle touchscreen devices quite well especially those big computer like things, ipads if I recall correctly.

Regardless of the case, payphones have served us and our country amazingly well and for that we have to give them the praise that they deserve. This is why we award payphones editors choice award which will indicate the excellence that it had give to us. A once timeless classic, now withering away on the side of the street, one thing’s for sure; the payphones benefited us more than we would like to admit and for that we give them our thanks.

 

Top Phones of 2016

Now that we’re pretty deeply into 2016, we can decide as to what the best phones that are currently out are. There have been some good choices made by Samsung including the sexy note 7 and the s7 edge, but will other competitors steal the crown? That and more in the upcoming paragraphs.

So first off, let’s start with the note 7. The not 7 features a gorgeous 5.7 inch screen and a 2560×1440 resolution, same to that of the note 5 and the note 4. Although I was hoping ofr a 4k display, I suppose this display is also alright and it definitely has its pros. It features an AMOLED display which is also fantastic under sunlight unlike the note 2 that I currently own. Under the sunlight it registers up to a maximum of 400 and something nits which is super bright. A nit is a measurement of light and 1 nit equals to approximately 1 candle worth of brightness.

Then comes the s7 edge. There is no s7 edge plus this time as the default s7 edge is already a phablet but since people are getting used to them they’re becoming the standard. The curviness of the display is also aiding the fact that it can be 5.5 inches big and yet only 72 mm wide. The small width helps you to hold the phone out in your hands without worrying if it’ll be too big, a problem that is common in many phablets. Nobody minds a bigger screen but people can’t’ stand when it’s too big to hold, well at least I do. Big phones are also a problem to handle using 1 hand and having a small width can help you in grabbing the phone securely so that it won’t break. And talking about breaking the s7 edge features gorilla glass 4 which is a pretty solid covering meant to resist shattering. Even though the new gorilla glass, the gorilla glass 5 is designed to be dropped at waist heights and stays solid around 80% of the time, the gorilla glass 4 is a solid addition nonetheless.

We also have the iphone 6s plus which is another great phablet. It features a pretty big screen but the problem of it lies in the fact that I order to do any kind of customizations on it you have to jailbreak it which is a pain in the behind to do and it takes your warranty out as well as it’s prone to brick your phone. Nobody wants a 900$ brick in their hands while they slowly cry the tears of sadness because they wanted to customize their phone. On android you can install apks without any rooting by simply enabling the respectful option in the settings menu. This is one of the best reasons in my opinion as to why you should get an android device as opposed to the iphone. You can also get adguard to block all of your ads which is another positive.

In the end, the phones that came out in 2016 are all very solid choices and in the end it’s up to you what you choose to get. I’d personally get the note 5 cause you can still root it and I like the non curvy screen better but it’s, as I sad, up to the people to decide on what they want to get as their new stylish and sleek daily driver.